Dr. Temple Howell-Stampley is Department Chair and Program Director of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program at UT Southwestern Medicine Center. She is a native of North Carolina and alumna of North Carolina A & T State University. Dr. Howell-Stampley earned her medical degree from East Carolina University – The Brody School of Medicine and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at UTSW before joining the Division of General Internal Medicine in 1997. As a clinician educator, Dr. Howell-Stampley built a productive primary care practice while teaching scores of health professions students and Internal Medicine residents in training. A brief diversion into private practice served to reinforce her passion for patient care, education and mentorship. Ultimately, this passion led her to return to UT Southwestern.
Upon returning to UT Southwestern, Dr. Howell-Stampley assumed a leadership role within the Department of Internal Medicine. She was named Medical Director of Outpatient Services and served in this capacity until her transition to the UTSW School of Health Professions in 2017.To supplement her campus leadership roles and experiences, Dr. Howell-Stampley earned an MBA with High Distinction in Healthcare Organization Leadership from UT Dallas, Jindal School of Management.
In her role as an institutional leader, Dr. Howell-Stampley remains true to patient care, education and mentorship. She has selflessly given her time to UTSW, serving on numerous committees, task forces, and working groups. In these roles, she has served as a tireless voice and advocate for improved patient care through organizational optimization. She has been a champion for team-based care models that emphasize the critical role of Advanced Practice Providers in successful health care delivery systems.
Dr. Howell-Stampley is the 1st African American Department Chair in the history of UTSW and in 2021 became the 1st African American Master of Cary College in the UTSW Medical School’s Academic Colleges. Dr. Howell-Stampley uses her platform as an educator and leader to inspire the next generation of health care providers and students interested in STEM. In 2020, she received The Dallas Chapter of the Links, Inc. “Women Who Steam” Award. This award exemplifies her ongoing commitment in sharing the value and joy in STEM with African American youth in her local community.
Dr. Howell-Stampley is a Master in the American College of Physicians. She was a dedicated member of the TX Chapter of American College of Physicians Board of Directors, Dallas County Medical Society Board of Directors, and is currently in her second term as a member of the NCCPA Board of Directors.
Dr. Howell-Stampley has over 29 years of combined clinical practice, medical and PA education, leadership, and service to UTSW. In addition to her professional work, Dr. Howell-Stampley is married 25 years to her husband, Marion Stampley, Jr, JD with 3 young adults, Marion A. Stampley, III (22), Madison A. Stampley (20) and Morgan A. Stampley (16).